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Linguistics Block Grant

Department graduate students are eligible to apply for block grant funds to support various research expenses, including travel and registration expenses to give talks or posters at refereed conferences and workshops, participant fees for experiments and interviews, some expenses for research off campus, and so on. (See more details below)

Submit your application well in advance, preferably more than 30 days before the activity starts, to ensure that airfare and lodging costs will be kept low (airfare costs increase steeply if purchased less than 30 days before the trip starts, the closer the trip is). If your travel costs substantially exceed average travel costs to your destination, it is less likely that your request will be fully funded.

To apply, students need to complete either the Conference/Workshop Travel Funding Form or the Research Funding form. The form requires a brief explanation or justification for the request, information about all other funding sources related to the request, and the budget details from all funding sources combined (specifying the amounts that are  expected to come from other sources).

Discuss your application with your A advisor before submitting it. Once you submit your application, the completed form will first be reviewed by the Graduate Chair and the Graduate Coordinator, and will then be routed to your "A" Advisor for confirmation of support. Once your advisor submits support for the request, it will then go to the Graduate Committee for the funding decision.